International Criminal Court

Chemical Weapons: Why Isn't Anyone Being Held Accountable?

Sheryn Omeri | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Sheryn Omeri

In a recent press release, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) referred to Tuesday's attack upon its experts and UN inspectors in Syria as a "blatant attempt to prevent the facts being brought to light." ...

How #bringbackourgirls Could #protectallgirls

Johanna Herman | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Johanna Herman

Despite the criticism of armchair activism, this could be a watershed moment if attention surrounding these events can transform into something altogether more sustained and ambitious. If we can seize the momentum of interest and look beyond the immediate ambition to #bringbackourgirls, it could be possible to shape a world where we #protectallgirls.

Memorial or Ideological Advertisement? Lee Rigby and What We Should Actually Remember About Soldiers

Gregor Smith | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

We're just over a week away from the first anniversary of the death of Lee Rigby. The soldier, wearing a Help for Heroes hoodie, was murdered in broad...

The ICC Investigation Is a Powerful Aesthetic Opportunity for the United Kingdom

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

The United Kingdom should take the ICC's investigation in stride to show its younger, oversized, wayward little brother that there is nothing to be afraid of--and that global leadership in the 21st century demands constructive engagement, even with those institutions and organizations whose mandates you find disagreeable. This is a powerful aesthetic opportunity. The UK shouldn't waste it.

Sudan: Underreported and Ignored

Francisca Stewart | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

The president of Sudan, Omar-al Bashir can more easily turn his back on his own victims than he can to outcries from the rest of the world. The second we consider the situation in Sudan as hopeless, the second it becomes so.

Kim Jong-Un - See You in Court

Benedict Rogers | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Yesterday Australian judge Michael Kirby, who chaired the United Nations Commission of Inquiry into human rights violations in North Korea, delivered a blisteringly brilliant presentation of his report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva...

Bringing Up the Bodies in Darfur

Olivia Warham | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is bad enough that the international community averts its eyes from the state-sponsored horror that persists in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan... We compound Darfur's suffering by failing to use our leverage in the region to ensure Bashir faces justice at the ICC.

When Will Africans Get the Justice They Deserve?

Olivia Warham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

As the African Union summit in Addis heaped contempt on the International Criminal Court, it is unlikely its members reflected on how rarely they act to protect African civilians from mass atrocities committed by their own rulers.

Despite Challenges, UN Security Council Cannot Miss Opportunity to Tackle Sexual Violence in Trip to Central Africa

Camilla Barker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Barker

Sexual violence has been a central feature of the conflicts that have raged through the region for decades. Thousands of men, women and children are affected each year in activities that constitute war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.

The International Criminal Court and the Kenyan Election

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The 4 March election was a defining moment in Kenya's post-independence history. This election was significant for several reasons. It was the first election under a progressive constitution which proposed a devolved system.

How Much Longer Should Sudan's People Suffer?

Olivia Warham | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Olivia Warham

Given the dearth of media attention given to Darfur these days, observers could be forgiven for thinking the bombing, looting and raping is over. Yet, the aerial bombardment continues, as does the systematic rape of girls and women, and the destruction of villages seen by the regime as non-Arab.

Victims Need More From International Criminal Court Investigation in Côte d'Ivoire

Ali Ouattara | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK
Ali Ouattara

While steps taken in recent weeks towards Côte d'Ivoire soon becoming a full member of the Court are greatly encouraging, the hard work is only beginning of bringing national laws into line with the international legal norms set out in the Rome Statute to ensure domestic prosecutions of grave crimes.

Scratching the Surface of Kony 2012: Making Victims Matter

Johanna Herman | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Johanna Herman

More importantly, we must ask what is actually being done, away from social media advocacy and international political commentary, to benefit victims of mass atrocities themselves?

Time for Moral Clarity on Sudan

Olivia Warham | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics
Olivia Warham

The UN Security Council has taken its time, but at last demonstrated that it does not have to be permanently paralysed by divergent national interests on Sudan and South Sudan. Bickering while these two countries teeter on the brink of war has ceased, at least for now.

A Political Trial at the ICC? Why, of Course!

Elliot Wilson | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics
Elliot Wilson

Imagine Nick Clegg is to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity. Also imagine that the witnesses on which the case rests have been sourced and then coached by members of the Conservative Party. Imagine also the Chief Prosecutor of the case is Jeremy Kyle. Does this all seem reasonable?

Congo Warlord Thomas Lubanga Convicted Of Conscripting Child Soldiers

Posted 14.03.2012 | UK

Thomas Lubanga, a former rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been convicted of kidnapping children and forcing them to become chil...

Fame Alone Will Not End Impunity

Michael Gibb | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

Raising awareness of Kony and his crimes is surely a good thing. For one, it reminds us to remember his many victims. Unfortunately, however, making war criminals famous is clearly not enough.

Kony 2012: The Latest Viral Social Media Craze or Something More Profound?

Niamh Sheerin | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Tech
Niamh Sheerin

If you are not aware of the recent online Kony 2012 campaign started by the non-profit Invisible Children by now, it is likely that you have been living on the moon for the past week; that or your internet connection has been acting up.

You Will Be Held Accountable, Suppressing Syrians Warned

PA | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Syrian officials involved in the brutal suppression of anti-regime protests will eventually be held accountable for their actions, Western diplomats h...

International Court To Decide Whether To Prosecute Kenyan Deputy PM Over Massacre

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

A decision by the International Criminal Court is due on Monday on whether six influential Kenyans accused of helping to orchestrate violence that kil...

Partners in War Crimes Against the Syrian People

Nehad Ismail | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK
Nehad Ismail

How many more thousands have to die before the President Barack Obama takes action to stop the massacres? Syria is the most pressing and most urgent crisis to face the democratic Super Powers.

The ICC Is Only Worthy if We Make It So

Rebecca Tinsley | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Politics
Rebecca Tinsley

The ICC is a worthy institution only if we are consistent in applying our lofty values. In Sudan, we must implement the UN resolutions targeting the architects of this long-running genocide. Only then will the world's mass murderers take us at our word.

WATCH: Saif Al-Islam To Face Trial In Libya, According To NTC Justice Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2012 | UK

Libya's Interim Justice Minister Mohammed al-Allagui has confirmed that Saif al-Islam will not be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC...

Sir Menzies Campbell: 'The Government Of Libya Is On Trial'

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK Politics

Libya has been warned the UK will not tolerate the "extra-judicial assassination" of Saif al-Islam after reports emerged that he had been captured. ...

Cameron: Saif Al-Islam's Capture Marks 'Final Chapter Of Gaddafi Regime'

PA | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK

David Cameron said that he has received assurances from Libyan leaders that captured fugitive Saif al-Islam will be tried in line with international s...